Destination guide

Explore the picturesque setting in Kampala

Come and experience Kampala and its live music, theater scene and temples. This cosmopolitan city is known for its bird watching, gardens and safari tours. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Kampala

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Kampala a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Uganda Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (19.4 mi / 31.3 km)
  • Entebbe Golf Club (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kampala

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kampala is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kitubulu Forest and Beach (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Entebbe Botanical Garden (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)

Transportation options to and around Kampala

Fly into Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.), the closest airport, located 21 mi (33.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Kampala?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 239 vacation rentals near Kampala. From 133 Condos/Apartments to 36 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kampala for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kampala?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kampala. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Uganda National Museum: 147 vacation rentals
  • Makerere University: 149 vacation rentals
  • The Acacia Mall: 146 vacation rentals
  • Gaddafi National Mosque: 243 vacation rentals
  • Ndere Cultural Centre: 146 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kampala listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kampala?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 133 Condos/Apartments in Kampala. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kampala include:

  • Houses: 36 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 5 rentals available
  • Villas: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kampala?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 125 vacation rentals with pool available in Kampala. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.